Dorothea Mackeller

(1885 - 1968)

Dorothea Mackeller Poems

1. My Country 1/1/2004
2. The Open Sea 1/1/2004
3. In a Southern Garden 1/1/2004
4. Fire 1/1/2004
5. Burning Off 1/1/2004


This life that we call our own
Is neither strong nor free;
A flame in the wind of death,
It trembles ceaselessly.

And this all we can do
To use our little light
Before, in the piercing wind,
It flickers into night:

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